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10TV is celebrating Black History Month

All month long, 10TV and our team of reporters are bringing you stories of Black history in Columbus and across central Ohio.
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To celebrate Black History Month, 10TV and our team of reporters are finding stories in central Ohio that showcase Black history.

Below is a running list of stories that will be updated throughout the month with stories of Black business owners, athletes and many others who have made a positive impact in our community.

The impact Bill Willis made on and off the field
Before Jackie Robinson, there was Bill Willis, a son of Columbus and a football legend.

First Black-owned brewery set to open in central Ohio this month
Anthony Perry, who goes by "Sizzle" is getting ready for the grand opening of "Crafted Culture Brewing Company" later this month.

'A symbol of hope': The history behind Columbus' Poindexter Village and the fight to preserve it.
Poindexter Village was one of the first public housing projects in the United States. Now, the Poindexter Village Museum and Cultural Center are preserving the community's past.

Columbus moving company, America's oldest running Black-owned business, celebrates 140 years
E.E. Ward Moving & Storage, the oldest running Black-owned business in America, was founded in 1881.

Family ties to history: The Beatty family legacy
For the Beatty family of Columbus, their legacy could be defined by leadership, activism, service to community and strong family values.

Former Hanford Village residents eager to preserve its history
The Columbus neighborhood has a vibrant history tied to the Tuskegee Airmen. But the construction of Interstate 70 changed the community forever.


Report card on diversity, schools making changes to improve equity
Several central Ohio school districts say they are taking steps to address inequity and diversity in the classroom.

The impact I-70 had on Mount Vernon and the Black community in Columbus
People in the Mount Vernon neighborhood talk about how the installation of Interstate 70 reshaped the east side and the Black community.

Columbus woman becomes first Black female lawyer for a minor league baseball team
Janica Pierce Tucker became general counsel for the Columbus Clippers in January, breaking baseball minor league history.

The ‘Jack and Jill’ experience is family-focused and beyond

Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated is an African American organization of mothers representing over 40,000 family members nationwide.

Bronzeville community, a historic Black Columbus neighborhood, bing rebuilt
The best painting is what you put your heart and mind to. It also helps when the right people are the ones putting paint to canvas.

The history behind the North Linden neighborhood
The community of North Linden, before it was annexed into Columbus, got its start in the 1800s.

The history of Flytown and how it made Columbus what it is today
Flytown was an industrial community located near what is known now as the Short North.

Columbus' Hilltop neighborhood: a rich history
The history of the Hilltop neighborhood on the west side of Columbus is a rich one but can be overlooked by recent violence and poverty plaguing the area.